System for providing traffic information

  • US 20030225516A1
  • Filed: 02/13/2003
  • Published: 12/04/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/19/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for providing traffic information to a plurality of mobile users connected to a network, comprising:

  • (a) a plurality of traffic monitors, each said traffic monitor comprising at least a detector and a transmitter, said detector providing a signal including data representative of vehicular movement and said transmitter transmitting said signals;

    (b) a receiver that receives said signals transmitted by said traffic monitors; and

    (c) a computer system interconnected with said receiver and said network;

    (d) a mobile user station connected to a global positioning system receiver, a display, and a communicating device; and

    (e) said computer system, in response to a request for traffic information from one of said mobile user stations, providing in response thereto to said one of said mobile user stations traffic information representative of said signals transmitted by said traffic monitors.

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